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La Luna (2011)

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A young boy helps his father and grandfather harvest stars from the moon.

Director:

Enrico Casarosa

Writer:

Enrico Casarosa
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Fucile Tony Fucile ... Papà (voice)
Krista Sheffler Krista Sheffler ... Bambino (voice)
Phil Sheridan Phil Sheridan ... Nonno (voice)
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Storyline

A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat, thats called "la luna" ,they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

22 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Enrico Casarosa was majorly inspired by the Italo Calvino story "The Distance of the Moon", about a family that was able to travel to the moon and harvest its ground and writer/illustrator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic tale "The Little Prince", about an alien boy who gardened the tiny planet he lived on. See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits are a montage of scenes of Bambino on the moon. At the end of the closing credits, the moon shines briefly before it fades away. See more »

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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Best Pixar Shorts (2018) See more »

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As great as expected, and even more!
19 August 2011 | by marco_n65See all my reviews

I've seen it at the Disney D23 annual Event in Los Angeles today. Enrico Casarosa, writer and director of "La Luna", was present during the screening. He explained that it is a very personal project, and that the characters and their personalities were based on himself and also members of his family. I personally thought that it was a masterful work of imagination, beautifully animated and totally charming. The music was also perfect, thanks again to Michal Giacchioni. Pixar fans, and everybody else as far as i'm concerned, won't be disappointed. A magical and original experience. An academy award nomination awaits for this awesome short!


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